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Republican Club

OF SAN FRANCISCO

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday,
June
20
Noon

Annual Ladies Luncheon

The Spinnaker, Sausalito

Ladies, get ready for a wonderful time to be together. We'll have great raffle prizes benefiting Congressional candidates in a very important election year.

Thursday, June
27
2024

2024 Presidential Debate Watch Party

Parkview Room, The Italian Athletic Club

Come join us for an elegant evening with fellow Republicans at the scenic North Beach home of the Italian Athletic Club. The Parkview Room offers views of Washington Square and big screen TVs for watching the first of two scheduled debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. We will serve a family-style Italian dinner and wine.

Thursday, August
29
2024

Professor John Yoo

Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley

The Spinnaker, Sausalito

John Yoo is a Professor at Berkeley Law. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 

Professor Yoo’s new book is The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court (Regnery 2023) (with Robert Delahunty). Other books include Defender-in-Chief: Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power (2020); Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War (2017); Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare (2014); Taming Globalization (2012); and Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George Bush (2010).

Wednesday,
October
2
2024

Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey for U.S. Senate 2024
in conversation with Lanhee Chen
Jacuzzi Family Vineyard, Sonoma
Steve’s campaign is focused on quality-of-life issues, public safety, and education. As your U.S. Senator, Steve will serve with commonsense, compassion, and will work to build consensus to benefit all of the people of California.

Thursday,
November
21
2024

Attorney John Eastman

The Italian Athletic Club

John Eastman is an American lawyer and academic who has been criminally indicted, ordered inactive by the State Bar of California, and recommended for disbarment for his advocacy of President Donald Trump after the 2020  presidential election. He has lost eligibility to practice law in California state courts, pending his appeal of the state bar judge's ruling. He has been accused as a co-conspirator in the federal indictment brought against President Trump.

PAST EVENTS

Wednesday,
May
15
2024

Colonel Chris Starling

US Marine Corps (Ret.)

The Italian Athletic Club

Col. Starling was a national security affairs fellow for 2007–2008 at the Hoover Institution. He will discuss America's top security challenges for our next president including existing and emerging threats.

Chris graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1988. He served in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Divisions. He participated in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom. Most recently he was the Commanding Officer of Battalion Landing Team 2/2, completing his fifth deployment to the Persian Gulf in July 2007. 

Other previous assignments include service in the US Pacific Command’s Counter-Drug Inter-Agency Task Force in Alameda, CA and as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the US Military Academy, West Point. He has a Masters of Public Administration degree from John Jay College, City University of New York. 

Thursday,
March
21
2024

Joel Pollak

 Senior Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel
Breitbart News

The Italian Athletic Club

Joel Barry Pollak is a South African-American conservative political commentator, writer, radio host, and attorney. He currently serves as the senior editor-at-large for Breitbart News. He attended Harvard College ('99), the University of Cape Town ('06), and Harvard Law School ('09). In 2010, he was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress from Illinois's 9th congressional district. From 2009 to 2010 he was a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, and since 2017 he has been a radio host at SiriusXM.

Friday,
February
16
2024

Congressman Kevin Kiley

House of Representatives
California's Third District

The Italian Athletic Club

Elected to Congress in November 2022, Kevin Kiley previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 6 from 2016 to 2022. In 2021, Kiley ran as a replacement candidate in the recall of Gavin Newsom. Kiley earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his master's in secondary education from Loyola Marymount. He is a staunch conservative and fearless in the face of California's Democrat policies. We will welcome his comments on the Republican-controlled  US House of Representatives.

Sunday,
December
10
2023

Twenty-Seventh Annual Christmas Gala

St. Francis Yacht Club
Please join us for a festive celebration of the Christmas season benefiting USMC Toys for Tots and N-Power Skillbridge, a nonprofit that trains those leaving the military for employment and helps find them a job

Following a lively raffle and auction during dinner, the evening will unfold with enchanting dance rhythms provided by the Vince Aguiar Trio. Get ready for a night filled with joy and merriment!

Gala Chair Michele Larsen
and Co-Chairs Thalia Stratton, Joan Leone, Kathy Turnquist

Thursday,
October
12
2023

California Senator Melissa Melendez

Executive Director
America First Policy Institute, California

The Italian Athletic Club
Former State Senator and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez was a Russian language translator for the US Navy and was part of reconnaissance flight missions during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Today, her organization's "America First" mission is to ensure President Trump's next administration will be ready to implement his policies on Day 1.

Together with former Trump cabinet officers and other administration officials who began the think tank America First Policy Institute, Senator Melendez is bringing back those successful Trump Administration policies that were working to restore America prior to the pandemic. Putting "America First" means that on day one whenever there are leaders ready to implement these policies, they'll have ready made solutions, laws, and ideas to implement on issues ranging from crime, business prosperity, regulation, energy, national security, and more.

Thursday,
August
24
2023

Professor John Yoo

Professor of Law at UC Berkeley

The Spinnaker, Sausalito

John Choon Yoo is a Korean-born American legal scholar and former government official who serves as the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He became known for his legal opinions concerning executive power, warrantless wiretapping, and the Geneva Conventions while serving in the George W. Bush administration, during which he was the author of the controversial Torture Memos during the War on Terror.

His latest book The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Supreme Court will be available for purchase at the dinner August 24th.  In this book, he lays out why justices must defend the Constitution, how the Supreme Court became central to American politics, and how the Court can either save the Republic or jeopardize the entire legislative process.

Thursday,
July
13
2023

Congressman Louie Gohmert

Recent US House of Representatives

The Presidio Golf & Concordia Club

Having completed his nine term in the United States House of Representatives earlier this year, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represented the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles along the state’s eastern border.

Attorney and former judge, Louie is a Republican and an early leader in the Tea Party movement. He boldly stands on America’s founding principles and is known for his big, innovative ideas solidly based on Constitutional fundamentals.  He is a Christian husband and father of three daughters.

Thursday,
June
15
2023

Catherine Engelbrecht

President & Founder, True the Vote
Dinner and Screening of “2,000 Mules”
The Italian Athletic Club
Catherine is a mother, business owner, native Texan and lifelong practitioner of common sense. What became a full-time calling to grassroots activism started in 2008, when she could no longer silently watch as government acted in stark contrast to America's principles of personal liberty and economic freedom.

In 2009, she started True the Vote, a citizen-led effort to restore honor and integrity to our electoral system. True the Vote educates voters, trains and mobilizes citizens to work at the polls, researches the veracity of voter rolls, and advocates for election code reform. True the Vote is now the nations leading voters' rights organization.

Wednesday,
May
24
2023

A Ladies' Luncheon

Benefitting Tunnel to Towers
The Sausalito Yacht Club
Again, this year there will be a raffle drawing for great prizes at the event. A listing of the raffle prizes will be sent to you via email very soon. Raffle tickets can ONLY be purchased at the event with either a check payable to the Republican Club of San Francisco or cash at 5 tickets for $25; 10 tickets for $40; 15 tickets for $50. There will be NO live auction this year. The proceeds from the raffle sales will benefit Tunnel to Towers.

Thursday,
May
4
2023

Congressman Kevin Kiley

House of Representatives
California's Third District

The Presidio Golf & Concordia Club

Elected to Congress in November, Kevin Kiley previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 6 from 2016 to 2022. In 2021, Kiley ran as a replacement candidate in the recall of Gavin Newsom. Kiley earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his master's in secondary education from Loyola Marymount. He is a staunch conservative and fearless in the face of California's Democrat policies. We will welcome his comments on the new Republican US House of Representatives.

Friday,
March
31
2023

Dr. James Jay Carafano
The Heritage Foundation

The Italian Athletic Club
James Jay Carafano is a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, an accomplished historian and teacher, as well as a prolific writer and researcher. He currently serves as The Heritage Foundation’s Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, assuming responsibility for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team; the E. W. Richardson Fellow; and the Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies.

Sunday,
December
11
2022

St. Francis Yacht Club

Gala Chair Michele Larsen
Live Auction Conducted by Tony Hall
Music by Vince Aguiar Trio

Tuesday,
November
8
2022

Election Night Dinner Party

Dinner and Screening of “2000 Mules”
Jacuzzi Family Vineyard, Sonoma
Please celebrate with us at the Italian Athletic Club on Election Night. We will start with a no-host bar reception at 5:30. followed by a family-style dinner and screening of "2000 Mules" at 6:00. We will then turn to Fox News election results coverage on the big screen. 

Thursday,
October
20
2022

Lanhee Chen

Chen for California Controller 2022
 in conversation with Steve Hilton
Jacuzzi Family Vineyard, Sonoma
Lanhee is one of America’s leading policy experts and frequent commentators on national TV. Currently on leave from Stanford University, he is a professor of public policy and conducts research at the Hoover Institution. He helps leaders develop policies to address our society’s most pressing problems. 

Thursday,
October
6
2022

Paul Manafort

The Italian Athletic Club
Paul John Manafort, Jr., is an American lobbyist, political consultant, attorney and author of "Political Prisoner: Persecuted, Prosecuted, but Not Silenced."

Born in New Britain, Connecticut. Educated at Georgetown University (1971) and Georgetown University Law Center (1974). Manafort is married with two daughters. A long time Republican party campaign consultant, he chaired the TRUMP presidential campaign from June to August, 2016.

Thursday,
September
15
2022

Katie Hopkins

The Italian Athletic Club
Katie Hopkins is a British conservative media personality and columnist best known for her unflinching reporting in hostile environments. She is also funny.

Katie has lived her life in the cross hairs. She is banned from South Africa by the ANC, was deported from Australia for criticising lockdowns, and has been questioned under police caution for her views and was the target of a jihadi plot to behead her in the UK.

She says she lives utterly without fear, but knows her epitaph: "Katie Hopkins. She died standing up."

For questions, please contact Joan Leone at jleone@sonic.net or (415) 567-7424.